New Brook Farm

A sustainable agricultural, educational, and environmental initiative at historic Brook Farm

Author: NBF

Focus on Brook Farm III: Deadline Extended!

Courtesy of Sally Barkan

Brook Farm has long inspired writers, photographers, artists, artisans, and musicians. New Brook Farm invites the community to continue the tradition this winter by submitting photos, artistic representations, prose, poetry, and musical works inspired by this historic place to the third annual FOCUS ON BROOK FARM event.

Due to this winter’s severe weather, the deadline for submissions is extended to Monday, February 12.

New Brook Farm’s selection team will choose works that represent the many faces of the site for public exhibition and performance. Photos of the site and of works inspired by the site will be exhibited at Brookline Bank, West Roxbury, from February 25 through March 24. All works will be displayed and participants will be honored at a reception this spring, date to be announced. In addition, New Brook Farm will post all works and images of works submitted on the website.

All works must have a connection to the Brook Farm site and its history.


  • All images must be taken at the Brook Farm Historic Site.
  • Each photographer may submit up to three images.
  • Images should be uncompressed JPG files at the final image size (8”x10”) at 300 dpi. That ends up being about 3.5-4 megabytes as a file size.
  • Rename each photo as follows: Last name_First name_1 (or 2 or 3)
  • Send each photo attached in a separate e-mail to:, Subject line: “PHOTO [number of photo], [Your name]”
    In the body of your message, please describe where on the Brook Farm site the photo was taken. Also state your age category: Age 6-12 Age 13-18 Over age 18
    Send a Word document or PDF to: Please include your full name and age category: Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Over age 18.

Send a photo of your creation to: or simply send us an email so we can arrange to see your work.

Please contact us:

By submitting your works, you agree that New Brook Farm, Inc. may display your works on its website and in public exhibition, and use it for publicity purposes. We may not sell your work or give it to a third party for use without your permission. You retain the copyright.

Focus on Brook Farm II Photo Exhibition

February 15-March 11, 2017

Brookline Bank, 1808 Centre St. (Roche Bros. Plaza), West Roxbury


Last October, New Brook Farm welcomed photographers to the Brook Farm Historic Site and invited them to send us their best photos. We chose twelve of our favorites for our second annual Focus on Brook Farm exhibition. Please stop by the Brookline Bank and see them. You’ll be impressed! View the photo gallery here.

Congratulations to the participating photographers: Sally Barkan, Alison Bell, Daria Casinelli, Christoph Gervais, Will Holton, Eileen McEnaney, Julia Tuttle, and Nancy Young.

We are recognizing the photographers at a reception on Sunday, March 12 at 6 p.m., downstairs at West on Centre. Please join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks, cash bar, a slide show and brief presentation, and a chance to relax and socialize with our Brook Farm friends.  If you can attend, RSVP to or call Gretchen O’Neill, 617-694-6407. Please reply by Friday, March 3. No walk-ins, please.

Special thanks to:

  • Professional photographer Christoph Gervais for selecting the photos in the exhibit, printing the images, and providing sage advice throughout.
  • Brookline Bank, West Roxbury, for generously hosting the exhibit.

Walk It Off @ Brook Farm, Friday, Nov. 25

Friday, November 25, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Brook Farm Historic Site, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Late Fall at Brook Farm. Credit: Wilfred Holton

Late Fall at Brook Farm. Photo by Wilfred Holton

New Brook Farm (NBF) invites you to shed a few calories and take in the scenery and fresh air at the Brook Farm Historic Site. Join us for a walk (weather permitting) and cup of cider on the day after Thanksgiving. There’s no program, but our board members will be happy to answer your questions about the property and its fascinating history as a utopian commune, Civil War encampment, and orphanage. We will meet at the print shop (the white building) at 1 p.m.
More information: or 617-694-6407 (Gretchen O’Neill)

Photo outing RESCHEDULED for Sunday, September 20

The weather is damp and dreary today (Sept. 13), so we are postponing Focus on Brook Farm: A Photographic Outing to Sunday, September 20 , 4-5 p.m.  Please check back here or visit our Facebook page (NewBrookFarm) for updates during the week.

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